LVMS Weekly Newsletter
Week of May 22nd, 2017
CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION
May 22nd - May 25th
Semester Exams - see exam schedule below
Tuesday May 23rd
2017 Cheer Practice - 4:30 - 6:30pm
Wednesday May 24th
2017 Cheer Practice - 4:30 - 6:30pm
8th Grade Field Trip to Six Flags
Thursday May 25th
Last Day of School
Early Release - 12:30pm
Attendance this week...
Remember: Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. We appreciate our parents' efforts in helping us minimize student absences and prepare our students for their futures!
News From Mr Vogler - New Principal of LVMS
Dear Lago Vista Middle School Parents:
Given the multitude of end-of-year activities, events, tests, and reporting that keep academic institutions busy, you may have not noticed that I have begun working as the principal of Lago Vista Middle School. It was not my intention to disrupt STAAR testing, reviews, or other pertinent operating systems at LVMS, so I was a little quiet about my first days by design. Rest assured however, that LVMS hasn’t missed a beat thanks in large part to the continued efforts of the entire staff at LVMS, and the leadership of Carlton Tucker and Jayme Spexarth. I have been incredibly blessed to watch them in action and illustrate the governance of LVMS, and I can therefore transition much smoother with all that is going on at the end of a year.
The bio that the district released upon announcing my hire offers insight into my career to date, so I won’t spend time in this letter offering my credentials. Rather, I simply want to express what a privilege it is to get to work with your kids and this staff as a part of Lago Vista ISD. In the two weeks I’ve been present on campus I’ve observed strong instruction in classrooms, students applying the strategies they’ve learned throughout the year on their exams, students collaborating with one another to solve complex problems, teachers collaborating with each other to optimize student learning, and parents lending support to the school with their efforts to reinforce teachers and advocate for their respective children. It’s impressive. Outsiders looking in may think we can’t get any better.
What has stood out the most over the last two weeks is the potential that we have yet to realize. It will be my goal over the remaining school days for this academic year and over the course of the summer, to build upon and communicate to staff and stakeholders the strong systems we will engage as a means to improve the academic and social-emotional culture at Lago Vista Middle School. And I’ll need your help.
I look forward to meeting you, picking your respective brains when we offer Coffee with the Principal, engaging in conversation at back to school night and content nights, and taking advantage of any time we might share to discuss how we will best serve our students. Again, it is my pleasure to serve here at Lago Vista Middle School and I look forward to the amazing experiences we will share.
Davin H. Vogler
Principal, Lago Vista Middle School
LVMS Final Exam Schedule
The teachers are concerned about the class disruption associated with "spinners", cubes and putty/slime. Students are preparing for the STAAR, to be followed shortly by final exams. The kids need to be focused. Thanks for having your child keep all spinners, cubes and putty/slime at home.
I would also ask you to remind your children that cell phones should be placed in back packs once the school day begins. The cell phone should not be accessed during the day without teacher/adult permission.
Again, thanks for your support as we focus on learning this last 20 plus days.
Link to order Pre-packed School Supplies for 2017-2018 School year
Please don't forget to give our school code LAG018. Three letters (LAG) and three numbers (018).
Girls' Golf Results - Lago Vista
Last Thursday, LVMS hosted a golf tournament at the Lago Vista Golf Club. It was an interesting tournament, since we had to take an hour delay for lightning in the area. Both girls and boys did end up finishing the round by dark, and the results are listed below. This was our home tournament, and our most successful yet. Lots of ladies shot their best score of the season heading into the last week of golf. There were a total of 9 teams and 44 individual golfers.
1st Salado 'A' - 193
2nd Lampasas - 199
3rd Lago Vista 'A' - 219
4th Marble Falls 'A' - 230
5th Lago Vista 'B' - 234
6th Salado 'B' - 237
7th Marble Falls 'B' - 238
8th Lago Vista 'C' - 240
9th Comfort - 243
6th Kylie Cagle - 52
7th Makenna Walker - 53
T-8th Rhyan Stuhr - 54
11th Sarah Long - 55
18th Gina Chiappone - 58
T-20th Esther Long - 59
T-20th Kylie Raggio - 59
T-20th Gabby Nolette - 59
28th Schuyler Burke - 60
T-30th Cailey Nuckolls - 61
T-30th Emily Moxley - 61
T-30th Bella Zaleski - 61
T-30th Lorelee Felix - 61
T-30th Kate Burke - 61
43rd Rileigh Oliver - 63
Wednesday the 17th is our District 25-3A golf tournament at Lighthouse CC in Kingsland, TX. This will be our first legitimate district tournament competing against schools in our district that also have MS golf teams, Comfort and Ingram. All of our previous tournaments have been against 4A, 5A, and 6A schools so it will be fun to see how our girls match up against players from actual 3A schools and teams. We tee off at 3:30! Let's bring home our first District Championship!
LVMS INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 2017 RESULTS
The Vikings had a tough day on their home course but did have a few golfers shoot good scores. The 4A schools ruled the day with Marble Falls, Lampasas & Salado taking the tops spots on the Team scores. The LVMS Blue Team finished 13 strokes behind Champion M. Falls, 5 strokes behind 2nd Lampasas #1 & Lampasas #2 and 2 strokes behind 4th place Salado. The highlight of the day was Jimmy Williams shooting a low of 43 for 2nd place.
Blue Team: Total – 207; 5th place
Jimmy Williams – 43
Jeremiah Phillips – 55
Lance Shook – 52
Bryce Jackson – 57
Wyatt Forbes – 59
Gold Team: Total – 220; 7th place
Tyler Brown – 63
Hunter Phillips – 49
Cash Jennings – 56
Lucas Lawless – 59
Trace Sweet – 56
White Team: Total – 222; 8th place
Anson Eleuterius – 58
Rory Maxwell – 54
Luke Talley – 60
Landon Porter – 63
Noah Hernandez – 50
Jacob Moreno – 53
Ryder Phillips – 63
LVMS Band Concert
6th graders will meet on stage for warm up at 5:15pm.
7th and 8th grade band students will warm up in the band hall at 5:15pm.
The concert will begin at 6:00pm and should be over by 6:45pm. Please have students wear nice clothing.
2017 LVMS Cheer Practice
Monday, May 22nd no practice
Tuesday, May 23rd 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 24th 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Viking Valor winners - Firewise poster Contest
Mrs. Reighley's Viking Valor students participated in the North Shore Firewise Poster Contest and Maya Ramsey received a 2nd place ribbon and a $30 check for her winning poster. Kate Hepp received a 3rd place ribbon and a $20 check for her winning poster. A copy of Maya's poster is on display at Latte Vista Cafe and a copy of Kate's poster is on display at Red Box outside of CVS. Congratulations to these amazing 6th grade Viking Valor students!!
End of 2016 - 2017 School Year
8th Grade Office Aides Count Down to the Last day of School
Please remember to do the following:-
1. Pay all cafeteria outstanding fees
2. Return all library books
3. Clear out athletic/PE lockers and return uniforms
LVMS Volunteer Breakfast
Breakfast was supplied by the staff as a "Thank You" to our wonderful parents.
We will hold this event annually - if you missed it this May, we hope to see you next year.
Girls' District Golf Results
On Wednesday, the LVMS golf team competed at their first 25-3A District golf tournament in at least 9 years. Comfort brought a girls team to compete at Lighthouse CC in Kingsland, TX. This course was the most difficult we've played so far, but lots of players found success in different ways. We had a total of 20 golfers and the results are below.
We carried 3 teams to the tournament and were very successful. The Lago Vista MS Lady Vikings are the new 25-3A District Champs! One of our teams also placed 2nd in the district. Our 3rd team was 3 strokes away from sweeping district with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
We also had 2 ladies place in the top 3. Our individual District Champion golfer is Makenna Walker with a 57. Cailey Nuckolls won a scorecard playoff for 2nd place!
The girls have learned so much about this sport this year, and can't wait to repeat the championship next year! Keep playing ladies!
Lago Vista 'A' - 236
(Sarah Long, Esther Long, Kylie Cagle, Makenna Walker, Rhyan Stuhr)
Lago Vista 'B' - 251
(Schuyler Burke, Gina Chiappone, Bella Zaleski, Kylie Raggio, Cailey Nuckolls)
Comfort - 261
Lago Vista 'C' - 263
(Rileigh Oliver, Lorelee Felix, Emily Moxley, Gabby Nolette, Dakota Hutchins)
1st Makenna Walker - 57
2nd Cailey Nuckolls - 58
4th Sarah Long - 59
T-5th Kylie Cagle - 60
T-5th Rhyan Stuhr - 60
T-5th Kate Burke (Medalist) - 60
8th Gina Chiappone - 63
T-9th Esther Long - 64
T-9th Bella Zaleski - 64
T-9th Gabby Nolette - 64
T-13th Schuyler Burke - 66
T-13th Rileigh Oliver - 66
T-13th Dakota Hutchins - 66
16th Lorelee Felix - 67
T-18th Kylie Raggio - 71
T-18th Emily Moxley - 71
25-AAA DISTRICT MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS' GOLF TOURNAMENT RESULTS
25-AAA DISTRICT MIDDLE SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Vikings LVMS golf teams had a great day during the tournament. There were many golfers to have their best score of the season. The LVMS Blue Team finished 1st as District Champions, the Gold Team finished 3rd, the White Team finished 4th & the Gray Team was 5th. Trace Sweet was the low score District Champion with a round of 45.
BLUE TEAM: TOTAL – 190
Jimmy Williams – 46*
Jeremiah Phillips – 53*
Lance Shook – 47*
Hunter Phillips – 48
Bryce Jackson – 49*
GOLD TEAM: TOTAL – 209
Cash Jennings – 51
Wyatt Forbes – 58*
Rory Maxwell – 59
Trace Sweet – 45
Noah Hernandez – 55
WHITE TEAM: TOTAL – 240
Lucas Lawless – 58
Anson Eleuterius – 61
Jacob Moreno – 58*
Tyler Brown – 63*
GRAY TEAM: TOTAL – 265
Ryan Davis – 64
Luke Talley – 59*
Landon Porter – 72*
Ryder Phillips – 70*
*denotes returning 7th graders
Viking Summer Camps
Registration Forms can be found on the District website
Lady Viking Camps
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
June 5th, 6th & 7th
Grades 7, 8 & 9 - next Fall
9:00 - 11:30AM
$50 ($75 is combined with Basketball Camp)
Grades 3,4,5 & 6 - next Fall
12:30 - 2:30PM
$50 ($75 if combined with Basketball Camp)
Grades 7, 8, & 9 - next Fall
12:30 - 3:00PM
$50 ($75 if combined with Volleyball Camp)
Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 - next Fall
9:30 - 11:30AM
$50 ($75 if combined with Volleyball Camp)
Lady Viking Camp
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
June 13th -15th
LVHS Softball Field
8:00 - 10:00AM
Boys & Girls
LVHS Athletic Field & Weight Room
Viking Strength & Conditioning
9th, 10th, 11th & 12th - entering grade in the Fall
June 5th - July 13th
Monday's through Thursday's
8:00 - 10:00AM
Jr. Viking Strength
6th, 7th & 8th - entering grade in the Fall
June 5th - July 13th
Monday's thru Thursday's
10:00 - 11:30AM
Summer project for Pre-Ap Biology for the incoming 9th graders.
Pre-Ap Biology Summer Scavenger Hunt
In Pre-AP Biology we will use scientific notebooks to mimic the research methods that scientists use in the field. Some of the items are objects to be photographed; some will need to be researched and written up. Be sure you can answer questions about your collection if asked to explain your findings. All items need to be placed in a composition notebook. Be sure each item is clearly labeled and numbered in the top left of the page according to the assignment numbers. Only one item per page! You can use printed images or draw the images yourself according to the assignment as needed. Be sure to cite the source when noted!
40 items = 100%
35 items = 90%
30 items = 80%
25 items = 70%
20 items = 60%
Items must be correct to count as credit. Judgment rests with the instructor.
1. List the Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species for each of the following: a) Bald Eagle b) Nine-Banded Armadillo c) Coyote d) Bluebonnet e) Striped Black Scorpion
2. Scientific name of 2 fish species considered aquatic nuisance species in Texas; Scientific name of 1 bivalve which is considered aquatic nuisance species in Texas; Scientific name of 1 invertebrate which is considered aquatic nuisance species in Texas.
3. Current City of Lago Vista water quality test results.
4. URL Link to Biology related virtual lab. Include a paragraph (5 sentences) summary of the lab.
5. A labeled microscopic image of each of the following bacteria: Salmonella, Micrococcus luteus, Spirillum volutans, Helicobacter pylori, Clostridium tetani, Treponema pallidum, Klebsiella pneumoniae
6. Link to a podcast that focuses on a biology related topic. Include a paragraph (5 sentences) personal reflection.
7. Identify 5 Enzymes and their function.
8. Biology article from http://www.sciencedaily.com/ Include a paragraph (5 sentences) personal reflection.
9. Find a picture of James Watson and Francis Crick, by their model of a double helix. Cite the source.
10. Sketch a prokaryote and an animal cell and identify organelles present in each.
11. Search the internet and find a neat microscopic image of red blood cells, sperm cells, nerve cells, osteocytes, cardiomyocyte cells, and adipose cells. Cite the source.
12. A microscopic image taken from a Fluorescence Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), and label the specimen being observed.
13. A recent scientific article that explains research explaining how emerging technologies may impact society and the environment (e.g., genetic manipulation, biofuels, and hydrogen fuels). Include a paragraph (5 sentences) reflection. Cite your source.
14. Find the names and chemical structures of the 20 essential amino acids that are used to synthesize proteins.
15. A photo of a cell experiencing hypotonic, hypertonic and isotonic conditions, label each. Cite the source.
16. A diagram showing the general pathways of viral infection; be sure to show lytic and lysogenic infections.
17. An object that underwent photosynthesis.
18. Diagram of the visible light spectrum with the measurements in nanometers. Cite the source.
19. A pressed flower with the formula for photosynthesis next to it.
20. A detailed illustration of the Calvin Cycle. Cite the source.
21. A detailed illustration of glycolysis. Cite the source.
22. A detailed illustration of the Krebs cycle. Cite the source.
23. 1 diagram labeling all of Earths tectonic plates, and 5 diagrams showing the location of continents 225, 200, 135, 65 million years ago, and present day.
24. A food made from lactic acid fermentation.
25. Find an enzyme lab that could be used in a Biology lesson. Explain the steps of the lab.
26. Photograph of ATP = ENERGY written on a sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.
27. A recent scientific article about genetically modified organisms. Be sure to include the paper and date of the article. As well as, a paragraph (5 sentences) summary of the article.
28. A recent scientific article (within the last year) that explains research done with evolutionary biology. Be sure to include the source of the article and date of the article. As well as, a paragraph (5 sentences) summary of the article.
29. A recent scientifically valid article that explains research done with Ethnobiology. Be sure to include the source of the article and date of the article. As well as, a paragraph (5 sentences) summary of the article.
30. A 100-word report on a woman geneticist describing her importance in history; what made her become a scientist, what contributions she has made, and how she has affected science as a whole.
31. A recent scientifically valid article about “Ardi”. Be sure to include the paper and date of the article. As well as, a paragraph (5 sentences) summary of the article.
32. Bacteria are used to make and process many common foods and important chemicals. List five bacteria that are used in industry and describe their function.
33. A recent scientific article from http://www.sciencenews.org/. Be sure to include the title of the article, URL link, and author. As well as, a paragraph (5 sentences) summary of the article.
34. Phylogenic tree of life which represents the branching of all kingdoms of life relating to a common ancestor. Cite the source.
35. A published article featuring someone who has pursued a career in biotechnology. Be sure to include the source of the article. Include a paragraph (5 sentence) summary.
36. A recent scientific article about research done with cancer. Be sure to include the paper and date of the article. As well as, a paragraph (5 sentences) summary of the article.
37. Map indicating the theorized migration patterns of early human throughout the world.
38. Branch from a deciduous tree, include the complete classification. (kingdom-species)
39. Diagram that depicts the geological time scale spiral.
40. Give the common name of the given scientific names:
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
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